Real Property development is a very complicated, expensive and time consuming activity. In carrying out this activity, the implementation of a conprehensive due diligence process to determine the feasibility of any proposed project is essential.Although real property issues vary from province to province (and sometimes from community to community within a province) thereare some generic due diligencdeparameters that are relevant in every project. In addition to the `due diligence`process, there is a very dynamic and complex relationship that pertains to developers, architects, property managers and other interested parties.
With financial assistance from VAC, Dominion Command has recently published a Real Property Development Handbook (PDF).
CMHC Mortgage Reference Guide on Loan Insurance for Multi-unit Properties (PDF)
On 5 October 2001, The Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) initiated a 24 month study on housing issues in the context of veterans’ and seniors’ needs. This undertaking included regular briefings to various stakeholders. Conducted on behalf of Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), this “Review and Determination of Housing Issues for Veterans and Seniors” provides insights into the housing concerns facing Canada’s elderly and offers policy recommendations directed at partially resolving some of these issues. The study received funding from the Government of Canada through a Heritage Canada Voluntary Sector Initiative (VSI) grant.
The Voluntary Sector Initiative Program was developed to strengthen the capacity of the voluntary sector to meet the demands society places on it while enhancing the relationship between the voluntary sector and the Federal Government. Within this framework, this 24 month project provided an opportunity for The Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) to study issues facing seniors and veterans in their search for affordable housing. Some of the recommendations can be directly linked to very successful VAC programs that are showing the way ahead for a wider clientele. This study will also enhance the ability of The Legion to build on its experience in providing affordable supportive housing to seniors and veterans in view of the increasing need while strengthening the partnership between The Legion and Veterans Affairs Canada.
The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the official policy of Veterans Affairs Canada.
Review and Determination of Housing Issues for Veterans and Seniors (PDF)